This week’s small business news roundup starts off with a reminder that we’re wrapping up National Start Your Business Month; LegalZoom’s Start-Your-Business Month Sweepstakes on Facebook ends on April 1, so be sure to have a look!
In the roundup, we’ll discuss the JOBS Act making its way to President Obama’s desk, what you should consider before hiring a small business consultant, ways to lower taxes before April 17, and Twitter’s foray into small business advertising. Let’s go!
First two other great roundups:
- This Week in Small Business: Captain America Returns: The New York Times shares links to articles on Representative Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut personal income taxes, research about women-led businesses leading the way in job creation and growth, improving employee performance by banning smartphones, and much more.
- 3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: March 27: The Street talks about figuring out whether you should work from home, the dilemma facing New York steakhouses regarding pricing, and six tips for joining a family business.
And now the rest:
- House Passes JOBS Act, Sending it to Obama’s Desk: Fox News reports: “In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House passed a bill Tuesday aimed at boosting jobs by easing an array of business regulations, the measure’s last step before it can be signed by the president.”
- 5 Steps to Consider Before Hiring a Small Business Consultant: Chitra Nawbatt at The Huffington Post offers advice on what you should do on your own before seeking outside help to get your small business back on track.
- Two Options to Help Small Business Owners Lower 2011 Taxes Before April 17 Deadline: Stuart Robinson at Forbes shares two ways that small business owners both with and without 401(k) plans can explore that may help ease the burden of the upcoming tax deadline.
- Twitter Goes Google With Launch of Self-Serve Small Business Ads: Robert Hof at Forbes reports on Twitter’s “self-service ad platform for small businesses . . . the service’s answer to Google’s AdWords, the automated ad system that catapulted the search engine into the most powerful company in online advertising.”
What’s new in your small business world this week?